Australian cricket star Steven Smith has announced his participation in the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in a surprise announcement on Twitter. Smith, who remained unsold in last year’s auction, revealed that he would be part of an “exceptional and passionate team in India,” but did not reveal his exact role.
In a video posted on his Twitter account on Monday, March 27, Smith addressed his Indian fans in Hindi, saying, “Namaste India. I have got some exciting news for you. I am joining IPL 2023.” He went on to express his excitement at the prospect of playing in the world’s richest T20 tournament and hinted at the possibility of playing a new role in the team.
Smith’s announcement has come as a surprise to many, as he did not register himself for this year’s auction and was not picked up by any team in the previous edition. Fans are eagerly speculating on which team he could be joining and what role he could play.
Smith is widely regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world and has previously played for the Rajasthan Royals and the Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPL. His announcement has already generated buzz among cricket fans, who are eagerly anticipating his return to the league.
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) March 27, 2023